UAE - Mubasher: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has approved the Russian coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, Sputnik V, for emergency use, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Sputnik V is the third COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use in the UAE after the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The UAE has hosted the third phase of clinical trials of the vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
The trials showed that the vaccine is effective in giving a strong antibody response against COVID-19.
The study also demonstrated its safety for use and its compliance with international safety and effectiveness standards.